Velvet Underground

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Jul 5 2008, 10h44

The Velvet Underground is my favorite band of all time. I discovered them when I was 17 or 18 I think, via a 'Best of' CD (the one with the silver cover). One day I will try to explain why they became my favorite, but for now these words spring to mind: real, innovative, different, unique, poetic, literary.

One more thing: I never thought 'Heroin' (from the debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico was about the drug. For me it's always been about self-discovery. And some other stuff, but it's essentially a song about finding out who you are.

My favorite VU album is 1969: Velvet Underground Live: this is just a great band jamming. The version of 'What goes on' on this album is the best psychedelic song ever. And I love the rock n' roll counterpoint of the instruments.

More later, but this is my first last.fm journal entry, so just getting my writing juices flowing here.

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